Jeep Commander

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Jeep Commander
Jeep Commander
Automotive industryChrysler (2008-09)
Magna Steyr
DaimlerChrysler (2006-07)
AssemblyDetroit, Michigan
Graz, Austria
Car classificationMid-size SUV
Car body style4-door SUV
Automobile layoutFront-engine design, Rear-wheel drive / Four-wheel drive
Automobile platformXK
Internal combustion engine3.7 L PowerTech V6
4.7 L PowerTech V8
5.7 L Hemi V8
3.0 L Common rail V6 (Europe)
Transmission (mechanics)5-speed Automatic transmission
Wheelbase109.5 in (2781 mm)
Length188.5 in (4788 mm)
Width75.0 in (1961 mm)
Height71.9 in (1826 mm)
Curb weight4391 lb (2009 kg)
RelatedJeep Grand Cherokee

The Jeep Commander (XK) is a mid-sized SUV introduced in 2006. It was first introduced at the 2005 New York Auto Show. It is the 7-passenger counterpart of the Jeep Grand Cherokee. It has much more boxy styling, with an upright windshield and squared-off sides. The roof is stepped for the second and third-row seats (which are mounted higher than the first-row seats), but is disguised, as on the GMC Envoy, by a roof rack. It also features three Moonroof called "Command View".

Jeep is the fourth company to produce a vehicle called the Commander, after the Studebaker Commander, the Scammell Commander, and the Norton Commander (Motorcycle) motorcycle.

Supposedly, the Jeep Wagoneer was the Commander's initial inspiration; this may be evident as its exterior resembles the styling. The Commander also closely resembles the discontinued Jeep Cherokee (XJ). Although its design is very square-like, the Commander's basic platform is based on the third generation Grand Cherokee.

The Commander offers a base V6 engine with two optional V8 including the new Hemi:

In Europe and certain other markets like Chile, South Africa, and South Korea, the Commander offers a V6 Diesel engine developed by DaimlerChrysler with BlueTec technology:

  • 3.0 L Common rail V6 Turbo Diesel, 160 kW (218 hp DIN) and 510 N·m (376 ft·lbf)


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